Our Fees and Sessions

Pre-School Fees and Sessions


We are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm.  Children can attend either morning (9am-12pm) or afternoon sessions (12pm-3pm), or full days.

We are excited to be introducing ‘pre-school only’ sessions for two afternoons per week, where the children attending will be aged 3 or over.  This decision has come about in response to feedback from parents and staff regarding how best to cater for the older children.  While we are pleased to be able to offer places to children aged 2-4years in a play based environment, as you may imagine, the atmosphere is quite different when we have a broad age range present.  These sessions will enable us to provide a more structured time for the older children who attend, and greater opportunities for them to work towards building specific skills in preparation for school.  From September 2017, the afternoon ‘pre-school only’ sessions will be Mondays and Thursdays.  Two year olds will be welcome to attend all morning sessions, and the other three afternoon sessions.  These sessions will be on a trial basis for the first term, and we will keep you informed of any changes.

Sessions are currently charged at £14.00 for each 3 hour session.  We do offer a discount of 20% off your session fees if you have twins, this will be automatically deducted from your bill. Fees are paid half termly in advance.  Faster Payment is our preferred payment method.  You will receive an invoice detailing the amount and due date.  If your child is ill or on holiday you will still be charged as you pay your bill in advance of the children attending Pre-school.  If your child attends any extra sessions, these will be added to the following bill.

We have a structured policy for the payment of fees:

  • Bills will be issued during the first week of each half-term
  • Payment to be received by Pre-school by the end of the second week back after half-term. Payment can be made either by BACS or in childcare vouchers.  
  • If payment is not received, a reminder will be sent on the Monday after.  Payment will then be expected by that Friday.  A date will be specified in the reminder.
  • Failure to pay by that date stated may result in exclusion of your child/children with immediate effect.
  • If payment is still not received within 2 weeks, then your child/children’s place(s) may be removed from the register and offered to other children on the waiting list.
  • If your child is excluded and payment has still not been received, we will take steps to reclaim the amount owed through Small Claims Courts.
  • We have the right to refuse access to free entitlement to children where families owe money for services provided outside free entitlement.  

If you are experiencing any difficulties with regards to fees then please feel free to speak to us and we can make alternative arrangements to help you if necessary.  There is Government Funding available for those in financial difficulties.   We review our fees annually in January.  Parents are informed of any changes in writing and any changes will take effect in April.  


We accept vouchers from various company schemes - please contact our Fees Administrator Rachael Siggers with regards to this.


Tax Free Childcare

We are enrolled with the Government’s Tax Free Childcare scheme.  Please follow the link below to find out more information about this:  


15 Hour Funding

This is available to ALL children aged 3 and 4 years from the term after they turn 3.

30 Hour Funding

From September 2017, we will be offering 30 hour funded places at our pre-school for children aged 3 and 4 years from the term after they turn 3.  This offer is based on eligibility set by the government, and is for families where both parents are earning a specified amount, or where one parent is working if you are a solo parent.  If we do become oversubscribed, 30 hour funded places may be limited and will be offered in order of the following criteria:

Children in public care, or previously in public care, but immediately after became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order.

Children who currently attend Barby Pre-school

Siblings of children who currently attend

Children who live in Barby Village

Other children

To check eligibility and to register online, please follow the link below:


15 Hour Funding for 2 Year Olds

Funding for 2 year olds is subject to government eligibility.

For more information and to check your eligibility for funding for 2, 3 and 4 year old children please follow this link:


If you are intending to use government funding to cover your child's fees, you will be required to complete a Parent Declaration Form:








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Parents comments:

"My twins just settled in at pre-school so perfectly!"
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"Children always come back home smiling and happy."

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Session Times

Monday to Friday
9.00am to 12.00noon and 12.00noon to 3.00pm 

Term Dates

Term 4
Pre-School open to children Monday 24th February
Term ends Thursday 2nd April
Teacher Training Day Friday 3rd April

Term 5
Pre-School open to children Monday 20th April
Pre-School closed Bank Holiday Monday 4th May
Term ends Friday 22nd May

2019/20 Term Dates are available on the Term Dates page within Useful Information

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This website is intended to provide an insight into the running of the Pre-School and answer any questions that you may have. However, if you have any further queries then please do not hesitate to contact the staff on 07789 428463.

Address: The Village Hall, Kilsby Road, Barby, CV23 8TT.

Tel: 07789 428463 | Email: info@barbypreschool.co.uk | Charity No: 1037947 | Ofsted No: 219877

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